James W. Hurt Jr.

Specializing in Consumer Protection Class Actions

Emailjhurt@hurtstolz.com
Phone: (706) 395-2750

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Biography

Jimmy was born in Macon, Georgia and grew up in Cordele, Georgia. Upon graduation from Crisp County High School, he moved to the Atlanta area and attended Mercer University-Atlanta. He continued his education at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) where he studied Chemistry, and in his sophomore year, Jimmy transferred to the University of Georgia where he achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

After graduation from UGA, Jimmy began a career in the poultry industry and held various managerial positions in sales, quality assurance and processing for a decade until resigning his position as Quality Assurance Manager to attend law school.

Jimmy attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he became a member of the Moot Court Board, the President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, and the organizer and founding President of the Oglethorpe Legal Society. He graduated with honors (cum laude) in 2003 and continued the family “calling” to the law by becoming the 21st lawyer in his family, a tradition that began with his great grandfather, Warren R. Mixon of Ocilla, Georgia in 1922.

Jimmy is the proud father of Tripp and Vaille Hurt, Tripp has received full academic and athletic scholarships and is attending Furman University. Vaille attends North Oconee High School and is an avid horseback rider and frequent competitor at horse shows, riding both English and Western styles.

Professional Background

Jimmy was sworn in as a member of the Georgia Bar in November, 2003 and began practicing law in the areas of social security disability, claimants’ workers compensation, private insurance long term disability, and personal injury.

He joined the law firm of Winburn, Lewis & Stolz, LLP (later named Lewis, Stolz, Hurt, Frierson & Grayson, LLC) in August, 2004 and focused his practice in the areas of class actions, debt collection defense,  consumer protection, ERISA/long-term disability, products liability and personal injury.

In 2005, Jimmy began teaching as a visiting lecturer in Georgia Practice and Procedure at the Georgia State University College of Law and, in 2007, joined the College of Law as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Jimmy and Hon. Irwin W. Stolz, Jr. formed Hurt Stolz, P.C.  The firm continues to focus on consumer class actions, personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, consumer protection cases, and debt collection defense cases.

He is licensed to practice in all courts of Georgia including the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He has also appeared specially in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of Georgia.

Professional Memberships/Activities: 
Jimmy is a member of the Western Circuit Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.  He is currently serving as the Chair of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and as Education Chair of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.